Want Hong Kong to succeed? Bring in the immigrants

Allowing immigrants into the city will help Hong Kong achieve long-term success, Julian Birkinshaw, Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, London Business School says.

"There are very real physical limitations in Hong Kong, but I take the stance that anti-immigration policies are bad," he said. 

"When you become part of the establishment, it's harder to see the way the world is changing, and something else will come along and supplant it."
Birkinshaw was speaking at the University of Hong Kong's Innovation in Action forum.

Silicon Valley's success, he said, came from the Indian and Chinese entrepreneurs who did not quite fit into the city at first and who looked to carve their own cultures and niches into the California landscape.

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